A tall and lanky right arm fast bowler, Michael Kasprowicz
has proven a wholehearted and reliable wicket taker at first-class level
ever since the time of his debut for Queensland during the 1989-90 season.
He endured regular battles with injury during the early part of his career
but overcame those setbacks to develop into one of his country's most
highly respected contemporary paceman. Kasprowicz went through his first
two Tests wicketless; has generally only been used sparingly at
international level; and has been forced to watch on as many less
experienced players have been won national honours ahead of him. But it
hasn't stopped him from continuing to produce consistently impressive
performances for the Bulls in both forms of the game nor from remaining on
the fringe of recalls to the international arena. Possessing a bustling
run-up and an open-chested mode of delivery, his action and pace are both
lively and he exhibits a capacity to produce hostile spells over sustained
periods. To this stage of his career, his highest moment probably came
when he routed England to claim seven wickets in an innings at The Oval.
Kasprowicz will also always be remembered for his lionhearted efforts on
the otherwise ill-fated Australian tour to India of 1998, when he overcame
debilitating heat and the onset of a succession of injuries to his fellow
bowlers to lead his country's attack with aplomb.